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Brooklyn woman walking dog fights off stranger who tried to rape her

A Brooklyn woman out walking her dog fought off a stranger who put her in a chokehold and tried to rape her, police said Sunday.

The attacker ambushed the 30-year-old victim from behind as she was walking her pooch near Woodbine St. and Ridgewood Place in Bushwick about 8:25 a.m. Saturday, cops said. He put her in a chokehold and dragged her to the ground.

As he held her in the chokehold he started humping her over her clothing while she struggled to free herself.

She managed to fight him off and he ran away east on Woodbine St., police said.

The woman, who suffered neck and face injuries, initially declined medical attention but later went to Interfaith Medical Center, cops said.

Cops on Sunday released surveillance footage of the suspect taken before the attack and are asking the public’s help identifying him and tracking him down.

He is described as about 30 and 5-foot-8 with a dark complexion, black hair in dreads, a thin mustache and what appears to be a slight goatee. He was wearing a black baseball hat with a rose design on the front, a black T-shirt, black shorts and black sneakers.

Cops ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

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